The Plaintiff in an unfair competition lawsuit against firm client Lateral Link Group has voluntarily dismissed their claims after the Court sustained Defendant’s demurrer (motion to dismiss) to Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint. Plaintiff sought damages for unfair competition and interference with contractual relations, but the Court found that the claimslacked merit as pled. The Court granted leave to amend, but Defendant’s voluntarily dismissed the case seven days later instead of amending their complaint.
Attorney Robert Tauler recently won dismissal of a claim brought by Starbucks Corporation against firm client Outdoor Lifestyle, Inc. Starbucks filed suit in February 2013 alleging that certain chairs and tables manufactured by Outdoor Lifestyle were defective. Tauler prevailed on a motion to stay or dismiss the action based on a forum selection clause limiting the proper forum to the courts of Gaston County, North Carolina. A copy of the notice of ruling attaching the Court’s order can be found here.
Firm principal Robert Tauler was recently named to the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars,” a legal industry recognition only given to 2.5% of all lawyers in Los Angeles.
Rising Star recognition is given to attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less, and have attained high degrees of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Tauler’s Super Lawyer profile can be found here.